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Reading Victorian Fairy Tales: Introduction

Oxford University Press kindly sent me a beautiful, hardcover copy of Victorian Fairy Tales edited by Michael Newton in exchange for an honest review. I cannot wait to dig into this beautiful book! 427 more words

Fairy Tale of the Month: June 2015 The Three Rowan Trees

Hans Sebald Beham

A Trio

I sit on the window seat of the bay window in my study, watching the day disappearing over the magic forest in the near distance. 508 more words

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Fairy Tale of the Month: June 2015 The Three Rowan Trees

John D. Batten

Threesome

After reading to Thalia, I return to my window seat and my pipe. The gentle evening air comes from the direction of the magic forest carrying with it the touch of enchantment. 489 more words

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Fairy Tale of the Month: June 2015 The Three Rowan Trees

John D. Batten

Gifts

“There is a fairy in my bookstore!” Melissa’s eyes are wide with concern. She didn’t even say hello when I entered the shop. 499 more words

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Friday's Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel

One of the many things I love about fairy tales, and stories in general, is that they reflect the reality of the time and place in which they were created.   308 more words

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Cultured Vultures: Rising Writers

Cultured Vultures were recently kind enough to feature an interview with me, and even included some of my poems. Check out the interview below, or just scroll down for some poetry! 1,357 more words

Literature

Justification

When I think about characterization, I develop arcs based, in part, upon the philosophies each character holds in his, her, or its heart. I want to know this about the characters, even if that information never overtly appears in the pages of the book. 755 more words

The Writing Process